Dr.  Zongben Xu
Academician of the Chinese 
Academy of Sciences,
Professor of Mathematics & 
Computer Science,
Xi’an Jiaotong University,
Chief Scientist of National 
Basic Research Program
 of China.

Contact Information

Institute for Information and System Sciences,
School of Mathematics & Statistics,
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Xi’an, 710049, China
Fax: 86 29 82668559
Tel: 86 29 82668005
Email: zbxu@mail.xjtu.edu.cn
Secretary: Jijie Zhang


Zong-Ben Xu, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is a mathematician and
an expert in signal and information processing. He received his MS degree in mathematics in 1981 from Northwest University, China and PhD degree in applied mathematics in 1987 from Xi`an Jiaotong University, China. He now serves as professor of mathematics and computer science, director of the Institute for Information and System Sciences, and vice president of Xi’an Jiaotong University. In 2007, he was appointed as a Chief Scientist of National Basic Research Program of China (973 Project).

His current reserach interest includes intelligent information processing, machine learning and theories in numerical modeling.  He proposes the  L(1/2) regulation theory, which serves as foundations for sparse microwave imaging. He also discovers and proves Xu-Roach Theom in machine learning, which solves several difficult problems in nueral networks and simulated evolutionary computation,and provides a general deduction criteria for machine learning and nonlinear analysis under Non-Euclidean fromwork. lastly, he initiates new modeling theories and  methodologies based on visual cognition, and formulates series of new algorithms for clustering analysis, discriminant analysis, and latent viable analysis, which have been widely applied to science and engineering. He is owner of the National Natural Science Award of China in 2007,and winner of CSIAM Su Buchin Applied Mathematics Prize in 2008. He delivered a sectional talk at International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM 2010) upon the invitation of the congress committee.

Professor Xu currently makes several important services for government and professional societies, including Consultant Expert for National (973) Program in Key Basic Science Research and Development (Information group), Ministry of Science and Technology of China; Evaluation Committee Member for Mathematics Degree,  Academic Degree Commission of the Chinese Council; Committee Member in Scientific Committee of Education Ministry of China  (Mathematics and Physics Group); Vice-Director of the Teaching Guidance Committee for Mathematics and Statistics Majors, the Education Ministry of China; Director of the Teaching Guidance Committee for Mathematic Education,the Education Ministry of China; Member in the Expert Evaluation Committee for Natural Science Foundation of China (Computer Science Group), The National Committee for Natural Science Foundation of China; Vice-president of Computational Intelligence Society of China; Editor-in-chief of the Textbooks on Information and Computational Sciences, Higher Education Press of China; Co-editor of nine national and international journals. .